You will make an adorable all sterling silver and enamel "Fly" bird charm, as shown in the picture. We will start with a brief introduction of what enamel is and it's properties. Then it's time to get to "making". You will choose your favorite color from 4 different shades of blue enamel. Then you will the sift the enamel onto your charm for the first layer using an enamel sifter tool. Next the piece is fired in the kiln. You will have the choice to load the piece yourself or have assistance with this. Your piece will take a few minutes to cool, so you can relax and chat with fellow participants or myself. You will sift enamel on again once more and fire a second time. A few minutes more to cool and then you will add a tiny silver "eye" and fire for the final time. Finally your charm will get a quick polish and a jump ring to finish it off. This takes about 5 minutes so you can shop our gallery or wander some nearby galleries while you await your final piece.
I have been making jewelry for as long as I can remember, which is at least 35 years now! I fell in love with enamel the very first time I experimented with it. So after completing a Jewelry Technician Course in San Francisco I opened my business, Bluebird Designs, featuring a happy and whimsical line of enamel jewelry. That was 10 years ago and I have been teaching workshops and sharing that love with others for 8 years now. In 2014 I relocated my business to Asheville's vibrant River Arts District and I now co-own Ignite Jewelry Studios. Come enjoy an enamel workshop then explore the RAD area. Not only will you leave with an adorable piece of jewelry, but also have a memorable day! Please bring a MASK to wear during the workshop, as they are required in our county. Extra safety precautions are being taken in our studio.
Sparkling/ Still Water
Come make your charm exactly where I create all my own pieces in my complete metal smithing studio in the River Arts District. This is where I fabricate all my enamel jewelry for my business, Bluebird Designs and Ignite Jewelry Studios. Throughout the building and district there are many other open studios to explore before your workshop, as well as some exquisite food options. Oh and a few breweries as well;)
最多可有6位年满12周岁的参与者参加。 May not be suitable for pregnant women. Please contact me before signing up. Currently you will need to wear a mask during the workshop and wash your hands upon entering.
Reading Glasses or Magnifier Glasses if you usually use them
Wear comfortable clothing and closed toed shoes. You can arrive about 5 minutes early to get settled. My studio is located on the second floor and stairs are required to get up to it.